This is an original painting, not a copy!
This painting is part of the plum, orchid, bamboo and chrysanthemum series. These 4 plants are the 'four gentlemen' in Chinese culture. They are much more than symbols for the 4 seasons, they represent the most noble character. Chrysanthemum, for instance, stands for longevity and wealth.
The calligraphy on top of the painting is part of a Chinese poem about chrysanthemum. In this poem, the chrysanthemum symbolizes the integrity of a person in later years. It's also a reference to Tao Yuan Ming.
This scroll measures 154 cm x 37 cm and the painting itself measures 90 cm x 26 cm.